For the 10th consecutive year, the Daily Herald is proud to present to you some of the best teens you've never heard of.
Most of them are not athletic stars (although some are) or major musical talents (although some are). What binds them together is a belief that they can improve the world -- or a corner of it. They are compelled to act, not for personal gain, but for the greater good.
The area high school students named to the 2011-12 Daily Herald Leadership Team are role models. They organize fundraisers, spend time with the elderly, coach younger children, dig a garden, repair a playground. They represent the next generation of leaders, and the hundreds of other teens who are doing good things in their communities and believe they are stronger for it.
Meet the 2011-12 Daily Herald Leadership Teams for the Northwest suburbs, DuPage County, the Fox Valley and Lake County.